Compare costs and save money on your gas and electricity bills by switching to a cheaper energy supplier
Saving money where you can is always a good idea. When it comes to deciding which energy supplier is best for you, having increasingly more product choices just make matters more and more confusing. But with a little effort, the help of BUYability and the major comparison sites, sifting through the plethora of deals for cheaper gas and cheaper electricity just got a whole lot easier.
The ability to switch energy and save money on both your gas and electricity bills is what the open market is all about and it brings great buying power to the consumer. To be able to switch energy suppliers efficiently, you need a reliable way of comparing the ever-changing promotional rates offered by the major utility companies. We’ve done some of the hard work for you, producing overall reviews of all the major players and pointing you in the right direction of their latest deals. There are so many tariffs and companies to choose from, the dizzying choice can be seriously offputting to all but the most determined of deal-hunters, but our straightforward reviews and ratings have been designed to take the headache out of your search.
|Rank||Supplier||Link||Review||Customer Rating||BUYability Rating|
|1||Scottish Power||June '10|
|2||British Gas||Aug '12|
|3||Ovo New Energy||Sept '10|
|4||Atlantic Energy and Gas||Dec 11|
|6||EDF Energy||Oct '11|
|7||Sainsbury's Energy||Sept '10|
|8||Southern Electric||Dec '11|
|9||The Utility Warehouse||Sept '10|
|10||First Utility||Sept '10|
|12||Green Energy UK||Oct '10|
|13||Scottish Hydro Electric||Dec '11|
|15||Good Energy||Oct '08|
As you can see by the above table, there are more than just a few suppliers to choose from. The unit price and whether the tariff is fixed or not are some of the important points to be aware of when considering a switch of supplier. Some deals are designed to lock you in for long periods in return for a brief discount. Many reserve the best tariffs for online accounts, dual fuel deals and insist on direct debit payments. So, if you're prepared to pay your bills online using a direct debit you will probably be on to a winner.